March 12, 2015

John 8_31-32(1)

John 8:21-32

Where is truth to be found? The modern and postmodern times have been known for their rejection of objective truth. With René Descartes’ cogito ergo sum (I think, therefore I am) philosophy, truth became a matter of personal taste – contingent upon the doubting or thinking subject. Within Christianity, views such as pluralism, inclusivism and universalism reflect many Christians’ rejection of objective truth. Deep down in the human heart, however, there is yearning for truth that is not a subjective matter – truth that is real, objective and universal.

Where is this real, objective and universal truth to be found? It is to be found in Jesus Christ who, indeed, is the truth of God. Jesus says that real disciples are those that hold on to his teaching because, it is only these that get to know the truth. As God’s Word teaches, Jesus is the truth, and the truth, which he is, will set them free. Free from what? Those who believe in Jesus Christ and hold on to his teaching are set free from the power of sin and death. They are forgiven all sins and given the gift of eternal life.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way, the truth and the life. Thank you for calling me to follow you, and granting me forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Stéphane Kalonji, Pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church in New Bern, NC.

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